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Crossing the Line
I really enjoyed this book. It has a really great way of showing what can really happen to kids and the ways to deal with them. The author really wrote it in an intriguing manor. However the format was not the best.

James

Steady for This
I really enjoyed this book it is a really interesting I like how he raps and is about to lose his house I would recommend it to people.

Erin

The Door of No Return
Review on “The Door of No Return” This book is about a boy named Kofi Offin and his family in a village. He loves swimming in the river and talking about his school crush Ama but is too shy to tell her how he feels. He is forced to speak English by his teacher, and has some other troubles throughout the book. Overall, I would say that this book is very interesting and beautifully written, there are some moments of the book where they feature sensitive topics, but it doesn't go into much detail. I would say that at some points of the book -particularly at the beginning- I found myself a bit bored. In conclusion, I would rate this book a 7/10.

Isabella

The Door of No Return
I really enjoyed this book and it really shows what British colonies did to the countries around the world. However the format of this book was really hard to read but other than that this a good book.

James

The Song Walker
This is a story about friendship, hope, secrets and courage. I would give this book four stars since it isn't the type of book I would usually read but it was enjoyable. I liked the ending and epilogue as it showcased their friendship. I would definitely recommend this to younger readers.

Chloe

Crossing the Line
I am a bit hit and miss with this book as I like it but it is a bit dull so I don't think it is one I would read again but I would recommend if you are a slow reader because there aren't that many pages and the book is not one that you could just read in one sitting no matter who you are. In conclusion I think that Erik is a cool character but some of the things he does is very stupid.

Lily

The Door of No Return
"The Door of No Return", by Kwame Alexander follows a young Ghanaian boy who got sold into slavery. I really enjoyed the book and the story behind, however the way it was laid out particularly confused me, even though I eventually adapted to it. I would recommend this book to someone interested in Ghana and it's culture.

Victoria

Safiyyah's War
The story follows a girl who lives in a mosque and sees the world change around her as the Nazis invade France. Although it helped me learn a lot more about the battle of France, it was a little hard to keep up with the new information. Overall, I really enjoyed the book as it was interesting and gained me knowledge I have when I started reading it.

Victoria

Away With Words
I really enjoyed this book and the ideas in it but I think it could be portrayed in a different manner. However it had really good ideas and the basic story was great. I love this book alot more over other books.

James

The Song Walker
"The Song Walker", by Zillah Bethell, is a book that takes us through a young girl's experience as she navigates her way through the outback and an identity crisis. The main thing I liked about the story is that I couldn't stop making guesses about the mysteries that arose. I would recommend this book to readers who love mystery, as this book is just full of them.

Victoria

Steady for This
I really didn't like this book. It was really not up my street.by the time I got to page 16 I stopped and haven't read any more since. I don't know what it is that is making me not like this but i wouldn't advise it to others.

James

The Door of No Return
I struggled to follow the story and found the first third of the book incomprehensible as there was no introduction to the characters or the scene. I feel the book could have been much better and comprehensible if it included small chapters where the scene was set in the normal layout of a book, though nearing the end there was a small amount of comprehensibility where I partly understood the final output.

edward

Safiyyah's War
This book gave me a new idea on what happened throughout the war for different people. I felt like I was living in the time with sapphire. It has truly amazed me due to the extensive detail.

James

Away With Words
"Away With Words" follows the path of Gala, an 11-year-old migrant, and her struggle with feeling belonged in a country where language is a barrier. She soon meets another girl who also views communication as difficult due to selective mutism, and together, they discover the power of words. I loved this book and the very perceptive way in which words are portrayed to have both good and bad consequences depending on how they are used. It evokes empathy for those which come from backrounds such as Gala and Natalie, which is why I would recommend it to younger readers as it may develop an understanding of the world and the difficulties faced by people around us in an easy to understand way.

Hannah

The Song Walker
To me this book has a good insight into the culture of Australian first country people and I really enjoyed the story of the violinist of many names who went with Tarni. However, to me the end didn't make much sense and really confused me even after reading it over three times. Still I loved this book and it was really intriguing.

James

Away With Words
My favourite thing about the book is the character development from Gala. She went from trying her hardest to make her dad let them move back, to begging him to let them stay. I also like that instead of lashing out at Natalie for leaving her to deal with the problems at school, she understood and helped her deal with them.

Victoria

Away With Words
I enjoyed the way Gala changed from trying her hardest to Fortrose, to begging to stay. My favourite character, however, was Iaia, her grandma, because her personality was very fun and interesting. I also enjoyed guessing who actually made the rude poems.

Victoria

Choose Love
I Like the poem Super market Flowers because I like the line " maybe someone stole his land maybe someone who can read and write" I like this line because they are questioning why he was there . I really like the artwork the author has done, it is really good . This is a book I would read again because I really enjoyed it. The author has done a very good job on the book.

Erin

Steady for This
I enjoyed the book mainly for the kind of topics mentioned; the bullying, the eviction and the struggle to pick between friends. I also like the journey he took to reach fame and the fact that his friends and family stood by his side through most of it. It is simply heartwarming.

Victoria